Gifted

Jeff Humility

Last week, prior to Mother’s Day, I found myself doing what I don’t often do well: waiting.  There was some perfume I wanted to get my lady for Mother’s Day and I was told by the salesperson that the bottle could be engraved with a personal note to Amy for no extra charge.  They showed me some samples of the …

Undeniable & Eventual – Fullness In Grace

Jeff grace

It’s a good thing to use technology for the purpose of spreading the Gospel and building up other people.  Blogs and Tweets were not something I would have given consideration to in my flaming-fundamentalist days.  In fact, I’m quite certain I could have fished out a few ‘Amen’s!’ by declaring in a sermon just how worldly e-witnessing really is.  Recognizing …

Love & Truth

Jeff Bible, Church Life, Cultural Observations, Love

It’s Sunday morning and I find myself in the middle of the minister’s weekly dilemma.  The Lord’s Day is the time when God’s children gather together for the express purpose of worshiping Jesus Christ.  The ideal manifestation of this purpose would be for every single believer in a local assembly to arrive at the church house prayed up, full of …

Brand Spanking New

Jeff FAITH, Forgiveness, Hope, Humility, Salvation

I remember clearly that morning.  Leaving work in a raggedy, low-rider truck I made my way out of the parking lot of my workplace.  I turned right and drove a quarter of a mile with trembling hands guiding the steering wheel.  I made another right turn and continued about 200 yards before turning left into the parking lot of my …

Go Ahead And Admit It

Jeff Cultural Observations, Forgiveness, Humility

Anyone else out there sick of hearing about U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner and the current scandal attached to his (unfortunate) name?  The congressman from New York has now entered intro a treatment facility as a remedy to his being exposed for sending lewd photos of himself to a plethora of women.  He still refuses to resign from his high office …

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Jeff Cultural Observations, Family, Hope, Spiritual Growth

Sitting at my office desk this morning for the first time in ten days I found myself feeling like I had never really left.  A smile found my face when, of its own accord, a blue-tooth device for my phone communicated in a computerized female voice that it was shutting down.  Right before I began typing the opening words above …

In Case We Forget Where We’re Heading…

Jeff General, Hope

My friend, Paul, linked this incredibly encouraging piece to one of his recent twitter comments.  I highly recommend that you take 5 minutes, make sure all around you is quiet, and welcome the Holy Spirit to calm your heart, soothe any fears you might be holding and breathe just a little bit of the glorious air which will be ours …